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Sri Lanka

  • The Separatist Conflict in Sri Lankaby Asoka Bandarage

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    The book provides a detailed historically-based analysis of the origin, evolution and potential resolution of the civil conflict in Sri Lanka over the struggle to establish a separate state in its Northern and Eastern provinces. This conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the secessionist LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) is one of the... more...

  • CultureShock! Sri Lankaby Robert Barlas; Nanda Wanasundera

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17

    CultureShock! Sri Lanka provides a fun-filled crash course on understanding this colourful and unique land. Chock-full of useful tips and information, this book covers a wide range of practical issues, such as how to get your blue card, ways to get settled into your new home, and how to conduct business in the Sri Lankan environment. Find out how to... more...

  • Sri Lankaby Robert Barlas; Nanda P. Wanasundera

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2009; US$ 14.39

    A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette in Sri Lanka more...

  • CultureShock! Sri Lankaby Robert Barlas; P Nanda Wanasundera

    Marshall Cavendish 2012; US$ 12.75

    Chock-full of useful tips and information, this book covers a wide range of practical issues, such as how to get your blue card, ways to get settled into your new home, and how to conduct business in the Sri Lankan environment. Find out how to communicate with the Sri Lankans and how to enjoy their delicious curries without needing a fire extinguisher!... more...

  • In Defense of Dharmaby Tessa J. Bartholomeusz

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 67.95

    This is the first book to examine war and violence in Sri Lanka through the lens of cross-cultural studies on just-war tradition and theory. In a study that is textual, historical and anthropological, it is argued that the ongoing Sinhala-Tamil conflict is in actual practice often justified by a resort to religious stories that allow for war when Buddhism... more...

  • Everyday Ethnicity in Sri Lankaby Daniel Bass

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Focusing on notions of diaspora, identity and agency, this book examines ethnicity in war-torn Sri Lanka. It highlights the historical development and negotiation of a new identification of Up-country Tamil amidst Sri Lanka?s violent ethnic politics. Over the past thirty years, Up-country (Indian) Tamils generally have tried to secure their vision... more...

  • Spatialising Politicsby Cathrine Brun; Tariq Jazeel

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 29.95

    Spatialising Politics: Culture and Geography in Postcolonial Sri Lanka. brings together a collection of essays that take as their theme the spatial politics. of Sri Lanka. It highlights the importance of space in the ongoing ethnic conflict. fuelling Sri Lanka’s continuing civil war and invokes a number of aspects. less frequently cited in the... more...

  • The Intra-Group Dimensions of Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lankaby Dr Kenneth D. Bush

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 145.00

    Through an examination of the critical junctures in post-colonial Sri Lanka, Kenneth D. Bush refines and advances our understanding of the dynamics underpinning violent and non-violent 'ethnic' conflict. The book enables us to understand how the ebb and flow of relations within ethnic groups affects relations between groups, for good or for ill. more...

  • Pathways of Dissentby R. Cheran

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 49.95

    Sri Lanka, the ‘Teardrop Isle’, has been under international attention for more than two decades for its ethnic conflict and civil war, and recently, under intense media scrutiny for what seems like a decisive end to the civil war. While the ethnic conflict and the civil war have been the subjects of numerous academic and non-academic studies... more...

  • Buddhism, Conflict and Violence in Modern Sri Lankaby Mahinda Deegalle

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Interdisciplinary in its approach, this book explores the dilemmas that Buddhism faces in relation to the continuing ethnic conflict and violence in modern Sri Lanka. Prominent scholars in the fields of anthropology, history, Buddhist studies and Pali examine multiple dimensions of the problem. Buddhist responses to the crisis are discussed in detail,... more...